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Alkaline Diet | Mucus Reducing Nutritional Guide

Wholefood Plant-Based Diet
Wholefood Plant-Based Alkaline Diet

This is a specialized alkaline diet inspired by the herbalist Dr. Sebi aimed towards providing the body with all alkalizing foods, and foods that do not case mucus in the body. The guide is based on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide, which I have had much success with. I never thought I would follow a vegan lifestyle, an only a wholefood – plant based diet, but he made me a believer.

Before I adopted a vegan alkaline diet, I gradually weened myself off meat and only ate fish, and a little bit of dairy. I just ate some yogurt and ice-cream here and there. I came from being a meat eater to only eating fish, and I saw my energy level and body benefit from removing meat from my diet. I really didn’t think I would benefit any from adopting a vegan lifestyle, and I also thought it would be very difficult for me to remove fish from my diet and only eat a wholefood plant-based diet. I didn’t think that would happen.

The Alkaline Mucus Reducing Diet

I stumbled unto information from Dr. Sebi, a herbalist who has been practicing since the 1990′s, who claimed to cure diseases by alkalizing the body with an alkaline diet consisting of only vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which would also remove mucus from the body. Along with the diet he also used natural alkaline herbs to clean the body’s cells in the cellular, and intra-cellular level to remove disease from the body.

The alkaline diet is based on the premise that disease can only exist in an acidic environment. Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is that it “finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”

I am a bit pragmatic so I did research his method and the herbs that he used, and I found that the highly alkaline foods on Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide and the alkaline herbs he used in his herbal tonics are foods you will find on alkaline food lists that circulate the web.

The herbs Dr. Sebi used are also traditional healing herbs such as, burdock root, sarsaparilla, and dandelion, which clean the blood and clean the liver, and they are now widely used in the every popular and growing holistic health movement. The thing is he has been doing this since the 90′s an I see him as a pioneer of this movement.

After some research, I decided to give Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet nutritional guide a try to improve my healthy living. I developed a nutritional list and herbs list based on his list. (Dr. Sebi suggested not eating anything not on his original guide, so foods I decided to and and use sparingly, I noted as “I added this item.)

I gave it a try and I am still going strong! The way the alkaline diet makes me feel is incredible. My energy level is fantastic and I don’t get tired anymore, even through hectic days. I thought I would miss eating fish, but I don’t even think about eating it anymore. I have loss weight and I don’t feel like I am carrying any dead weight. I now sleep heavy and when I wake up, I am fully awake right away and fully awake throughout the whole day.

Nutritional Guide

I am not a doctor and can only tell you what is working for me. This guide is working for me!

Water!

Drinking plenty of water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. A gallon of water is this nutritional guide’s suggested daily allowance, because water is essential to a healthy functioning body, and because many of herbs used are diuretics and increase urination to remove toxins from the body.

Water is needed to remove waste from the body, it cushions the joints and organs, and assists in the absorption of nutrients. The adult body on average ranges from 65% to 75% water, the brain 85% to 70% water, so water is needed to maintain healthy body functioning. ( I now drink ionized water which raises the alkalinity level of the water and raises its antioxidant level.)

Microwaving food is not recommended by this nutritional guide because microwaving damages the nutrients in food

I have found conflicting information about whether microwaving damages food nutrients, with information supporting both sides. I have decided not to microwave my food because I believe it is harmful. I rather heat my food on the stove or in the oven, but I eat most of my food raw because raw food contains more nutrients than heated food whether microwaved or heated on the stove.

Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating anything that is not on the alkaline diet food list.

As I stated earlier, the alkaline diet food list is very specific and excludes many whole-food plant-based foods. Dr. Sebi’s recommends staying away from hybrid foods (foods grafted of two different plants) because they change the electrical and pH balance of the food for the worst. One such food in garlic. I have found some value in foods that are not on Dr. Sebi’s food list and I have added these items and I use them infrequently and sparingly. I have denoted these items: (I added this item).

Nutritional Guide | Vegetables

  • Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo, a variety of Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Peppers
  • Burro Bananna
  • Chayote (Mexican Squash)
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Garbanzo beans (chick peas)-optional
  • Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
  • Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
  • Mustard greens
  • Nopales – Mexican Cactus
  • Okra
  • Olives (and olive oil)
  • Onions
  • Poke salad -greens
  • Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
  • Squash
  • Spinach (use sparingly)
  • String beans
  • Tomato – cherry and plum only
  • Tomatillo
  • Turnip greens
  • Zucchini

Nutritional Guide | Fruits

No canned fruits or Seedless fruits

  • Apples
  • Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
  • Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes -seeded
  • Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
  • Mango
  • Melons -seeded
  • Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find )
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raisins -seeded
  • Soft Jelly Coconuts (and coconut oil)
  • Soursops –Latin or West Indian markets)
  • Sugar apples (chermoya)

Nutritional Guide | Nuts & Seeds

(Includes nut & seed butters)

  • Raw Almonds and Almond butter
  • Raw Brazil Nuts (I added this item)
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter
  • Walnuts/Hazelnut

Nutritional Guide | Spices – Seasonings

  • Achiote
  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Cayenne
  • Cilantro
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Garlic (I added this item)
  • Marjoram
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)
  • Pure Sea Salt
  • Sage
  • Sweet Basil
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Nutritional Guide | Sugars

  • 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
  • Date “Sugar” (from dried dates)
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup – Grade B recommended
  • Maple “Sugar” (from dried maple syrup)

Nutritional Guide | Alkaline Grains

  • Amaranth
  • Black Rice
  • Kamut
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Tef
  • Wild Rice

Nutritional Guide | All Natural Herbal Teas

  • Alvaca
  • Anise
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Lemon grass
  • Red Raspberry
  • Sea Moss Tea

Alkaline Diet – Organ Cleansing Herbs

Along with following the above Alkaline Diet – Nutritional Guide, I also take the following herbs to clean and revitalize my organs:

  • Burdock Root – blood and liver cleanser, diuretic,
  • Bladderwrack (seaweed) – vitamin, and mineral supplement
  • Black Walnut (I added this item) – kills parasites
  • Bromelain & Papain (I added this item) – dissolves proteins in the small intestines
  • Chia Seed (I added this item) – increase energy, anti-inflammatory, colon cleanser, high in essential fatty acids, protein and mineral source
  • Chlorella (algae) (I added this item) – protein, vitamin, and mineral supplement, detoxifier
  • Curcumin (I added this item) – antioxidant, supports brain, cardiovascular, and joint health
  • Dandelion – blood and liver cleanser
  • Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) – strengthens the body against colds
  • Flax Seed (I added this item) – fights against heart disease, cancers, diabetes, high essential fatty acids
  • Irish Moss (seaweed) – vitamin, and mineral supplement
  • Kelp (seaweed) (I added this item) – vitamin, and mineral supplement
  • Milk Thistle (I added this item) – liver cleanser and rejuvenator
  • Mullein (I added this item) – removes mucus in the small intestines
  • Oil of Oregano (I added this item) – antiviral
  • Sarsaparilla – blood purifier, diuretic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory
  • Spirulina (algae) (I added this item) – protein, vitamin, and mineral supplement
  • St. John's Wort (I added this item) – antidepressant, antiviral
  • Wormwood Leaf (I added this item) – kills parasites

Following an alkaline diet has removed excess mucus from my body, caused me to lose my excess weight, super increased my energy, and I haven’t been sick since I adopted this lifestyle.

References:
Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide

About

I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I eat a plant based diet and I am an avid researcher of the benefits of a whole food, plant based alkaline diet. I obtained a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • Rosie says:

    I just came across your website and found it very enlightening. Also, Dr. Sebi is awesome! I do have a question. I have a nutribullet and would like to know if it is ok to use instead of the blender? Thank you so very much!

  • Nina says:

    Hi, I am very new to the Alkaline diet/electric food diet etc but I have a few vegan friends who often speak about the benefits. I have been doing a bit of research and came across Dr Sebi and Dr Afrika and am now very interested in changing my diet and lifestyle.

    My main aim at this point in time is to lose weight and tone up at the same time (I basically want to be healthy and still maintain my African curves)is this possible and if so please advise which foods would be good (protein replacements and weight loss)

    Any links or books you can recommend would be great as I am a beginner. Thanks in advance.

  • Anthony says:

    Hi
    I was wondering which grains or carbs you prefer on this diet.
    I’ve been doing white rice and veggies for a good while now and quinoa seems okay to me but expensive (student, part time worker here). White rice probably makes up a 1/3 of my daily calories. Just looking for a grain to replace white rice where i can eat it at about 1,000 calories a day. I did brown rice for awhile (i know its not on this list) but the fiber at 1,000 calories worth of brown rice made my digestion sluggy. Thank you for your time

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Anthony,

      I eat mostly quinoa but I have been getting into amaranth lately because of its nutritional content. These are those more expensive grains. Try black rice and wild rice for the less expensive grains. They are all better the white and brown rice. They are less starchy.

      • Anthony says:

        thank you sir!
        i’ve been reading alot of interesting things on this site that ill be trying out (like the mullein/Bromelain And Papain cleanse for the small intestines). im a bit underweight (17.5/18 bmi at age 23 and 5ft8in height) and don’t exercise that much except my 2 mile walk to work. i dont have anything wrong with my metabolism so i figured it might be my small intestine being weird. I feel like i have to eat 3k calories daily to gain anything at all. it’s refreshing to find a health site where the author of interesting posts is willing to openly talk about his diet/routine to live a healthy life and offer advice. Thank you again!

  • ketou says:

    I want to start alkaline diet.I dont know how to start, can you help me

  • KK says:

    NOT A COMMENT I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE A MEAL MENU PLAN BREAKFAST ,LUNCH AND DINNER

  • Nikeya says:

    These are some conflicting information that I keep running into, can you please review this link and tell me what you think?

    • Aqiyl says:

      Dr. Sebi’s list differs from other nutritional alkaline food lists because he sticks to original foods, even though foods on other lists are alkaline. The theory is the foods have an electrical makeup as we do. Original foods electrical makeup work best for healing the body. Other alkaline foods have their benefits but they don’t work as well with the body. I periodically eat alkaline foods that are not of Dr. Sebi’s list but the core of the food I eat daily are foods on his list and they work wonderfully with the body.

  • Nikeya says:

    Veggies such as cabbage, cucumber, parsnips (&carrots),and yams are not listed because they are hybrids?

    And why is cocoa so bad?

    What kind of fish did you eat before you went vegan?

    thank you

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Nikeya,
      Cucumber is on the list. Whatever is not on the list is either acidic or a bad starch. Dr. Sebi believes they are not original foods and are hybrids.

      Cocoa is bad because animals in nature leave it alone.

      (These foods do have good points and also their bad points. It is best to not eat these foods or eat them occasionally. If you are in the process of healing, stay away from them and stick to the list.)

      I ate red snapper, tilapia, salt fish, king fish, and salmon.

  • sunshine says:

    I have a few questions. I loss a lot of weight because I was stress but due to a diagnose from the doctor. I decided to change my eating and I came a across this blog after I watch Dr. Senior videos.

    Since I loss the weight I would love to increase my weight just a tad, will the vegan regime increase my weight by filling my body with the proper nutrients and increase my weight naturally?

    How you fill about oil pulling?
    Do you use natural oil on your skin and hair? If so what oil?
    Do you drink herbal teas ?
    What toothpaste you recommend?

    Thank you

  • Marcus says:

    Good morning I have an itch around the head of my penis and itch around my pelvic area. The doctors did blood work and says everything is fine. Also my skin around my penis is dry and itchy. Is there any herbs that you recommend?

  • Travis says:

    Your profile picture shows that you wear eyeglasses (assuming they’re for vision assistance). Has this diet improved your vision any?

  • I was thinking about going to Dr Sebi healing village for the 7 day stay. Do you think that will help?

  • Marcus says:

    I have had stomach and constipation problems for the past 10 years. I keep coughing up mucus and it’s in my bowels. I’ve seen doctor after doctor and they can’t seem to find the answer. Will this alkaline diet help me? I’m always inflamed also. Thank you for the help

  • Michelle says:

    Hello I wanted to do a body cleanse by using the recommended herbs burdock root, sarsaparilla, and dandelion. How do I use these? Do I take each herb by itself monthly, totaling over a 3 months span for all 3 or is it totally ok to take all 3 herbs at the same time? I’m not sure how to go about this or how you went about using the herbs yourself.

  • juan says:

    This is great information and I appreciate all you have wrote. I found Dr. Sebi on YouTube and found out that by taking his herbal regimen it can rid the herpes virus too. I called his office and asked the clerk some questions and found out its $375/month to take his herbs. I was told, depending on your body it can take me 6,9 months yo a year in a half to totally rid the herpes virus from my body. Before I invest that amount of money into this I want to know if this product will work permanently. Have you heard of any true testimonials about his herbs completely getting rid of incurable STD?

    • Aqiyl says:

      I haven’t heard of any direct testimonials to confirm the claims. I do know that following the nutrition guide and taking some of the herbs Dr. Sebi uses has resulted in me not being sick in two years (no cold, no headache, no flu). So there is something to be said here. I can’t tell you if the product will work permanently I wish I had the answer for you.

      I know back in the 90′s Dr. Sebi was taken to court for practicing with the name (Dr.) an for making claims about curing AIDS, herpes, etc… He and 30 medical practitioners were taken to court and he was the only one the beat the case. I don’t know what the exact terms were of how he beat the case, but there is something to say here.

      I am sorry I can’t be more definitive here…

      • KayK says:

        I actually called Dr. Sebi office in LA yesterday and order a package in the amount of $635 for the herpes virus as well as athritis and low iron issues. I also purchased the T1 Male Nourisher. I was encourge to do so about a year ago when i first met my boyfriend and finally decided to “do the darn thing”… I’m going in with a Postive Attitude and no Complaints. Yeah, i was hung up on the price at first but after suffering from signs of arthritis and numbness in my fingers and toes and more than enough occaisional herpe outbreaks, it’s a no brainer for me now. Prayerfully, after my first month of using his products and continuing on with the advice from Aqiyl, I’ll be Richer in Health & Wealth!!! (So glad i found this thread :-)

        • Aqiyl says:

          Thank you for sharing KayK. Please let me know how things work out. I am very curious about the special herbal packages they make for intra cellular cleaning. I understand it take s a few months to clear herpes from the body. How long does the $635 package of herbs last for. When I called for information I was told their special packages were priced per month and I would need to buy for a couple of months. I am not sure if that meant buying a couple of months worth at one time, or if that meant purchasing per month. I think these packages likely address a multitude of illnesses, and herpes is one of them. I was told the prices range from $300-$1500 depending on the strength, or ti could depend on how many months supply it was. The person I spoke to on the phone didn’t sound too sure of herself.
          The food guide and the herbs I have taken definitely address arthritis , numbness, and overall health. I am not sure and don’t think it is enough to handle curing herpes and the special herbal packages he makes are supposed to handle that. I can’t give you a testimonial that it does work, but I hope it does because I have serious improved my health and energy following the guide and the herbs I have taken. I am hoping you will be able to supply the testimonial. If you can please keep me informed the my email address: naturallifeenergy@gmail.com

          • Junior says:

            Dr. Sebi talks about fasting but no one else grasps the fact that fasting increases the time it takes to remove the garbage from your system (even if you been a vegetarian for years) because most people eat everyday & 3 meals a day. Plenty of naturalpathic and holistic doctors talk about the human body should not be eating as much as we do now. (we are addicts and the #1 addiction in the world is food)

            Now if you take his products with water fasting then it will increase the absorbtion of the mineral content that are in his herbs because the microvilli has no mucus/plaque build up and your not using any units of energy metabolizing any food because you are fasting. If your stomach is not filled up with food that helps your body heal itself faster because your body will use the energy it gets from Dr. sebi Products to start the healing process of getting all organs, bone, blood, muscle, tissue, & mucus membrane to 100% health.

            I kinda think of the body has a computer, If I’m running my anti virus software I don’t want to be running any other programs or surf the web while the antivirus software is working because it will DECREASE the time it takes to finish removing garbage lol. So KayK I hope it works out fine for you but try to add fasting regime to your therapy cleanse. (Remember Dr. Sebi fasted for 90 days when the Mexican gave him his herbs….)

            • Aqiyl says:

              Junior lets be clear, it is not necessary to fast while taking herbs. I followed the nutritional guide and took the herbs and I lost 25lbs, my energy levels went sky high, and I haven’t been sick in 2 years, not a headache, flu, and even a cold. My sinus and congestion problems went away.

              I have no issues with fasting as I do fast yearly for a month, but lets not confuse the issue.

              You speak about Dr. Sebi fasting for 90 days but I don’t think it was a water fast for 90 days. I could be mistaken and if you have provide proof please provide it. I know he uses and recommends an Irish Moss fast because it is nutrient dense.

              This is taken from Dr. Sebi’s site:
              An equally important aspect of Dr. Sebi’s therapy program is adhering to the nutritional guide. Herbal compounds working in conjunction with changes in your diet will give your body the proper environment to achieve optimal health. (If a food is not listed it is strongly recommended that you do not eat it while on the program.)

              *Drinking a gallon of natural spring water daily helps produces the best results*

        • Jessica Mason says:

          Hi KayK,

          I was wondering how has things been working out since you started taking Dr. Sebi herbs? I have been wanting to take some but want to be sure that they will work before I go ahead and purchase them.

          • KayK says:

            Hi Jessica, thanks for asking.. I actually just started the package 1 week ago… and I’m HUNNNNGGGGRRRRYYYYY!!!!! Lol But seriously though, it is a struggle staying focus on “fasting” and not eating anything but Spelt and other specific items from Dr. Sebi’s list :-) But I am somewhat hanging in their. I broke down and went to denny’s last night. smh. lol anyway .. i’ll explain more below.

            thanks again

        • Aqiyl says:

          Hi KayK,

          How are the herbs working for you. How long does the $635 package of herbs last for?

          • KayK says:

            lol… just like you said …. not very long. but I will say for the most part, the tonics last about a week almost 2 and so do the pills. like I said to Jessica, I just started the package and I waited so long because I wanted to make sure I was ready to commit. I’m glad I waited as long as I did but also glad I stopped procrastinating. lol I cant say I feel any better but i also cheated once or twice… lol its definitely a serious commitment and I decided to start watching Dr. Sebi videos to help me focus. The one lesson I’ve learned so far is to admit that I have been “CONDITIONED” and to pace myself in learning how to properly feed and nourish my body. :-)

      • juan says:

        Thank you sir for your help. If I can ask you another question you could help me better decide on what decision I should make. If you had a incurable disease and you found that Dr. Sebi and his herbs/diet will rid a incurable STD or a incurable illness, would you purchase his herbal product and change your diet?

        • Aqiyl says:

          I would definitely purchase the herbs if I knew for sure. I have to say Dr. Sebi’s claims are promising because through following his basic methodology I have improved my health and haven’t been sick in two years. I just can’t confirm if his herbs can cure herpes or HIV but they can definitely help improve health. I would definitely change my diet and follow his nutritional guide. It works! Incorporating the herbs I did work also. For the deep intra cellular clean you would need his customized product.

  • Bro. Jackson says:

    thanks for the info. I have heard of Dr. Sabi by checking out on youtube and other sites. I also appreciate his work. if you anymore info that might help a brother prolong his life please forward it. I was given 6 weeks to live 2 years ago from lung cancer. I think someone was wrong:) Anyway if you have any info please send it.

    Bro. Jackson

  • Kristine says:

    Hi is this following Dr sebi instructions or is going thru his site and paying better please let me know thanks

    • Aqiyl says:

      I researched some of Dr. Sebi’s tonics and isolated some of the herbs he uses. It worked for me, but at the same time I do want to try his tonics, and I may in the future.

      The tonics he listed are general tonics which do not use all of the herbs at his disposal. The good thing about calling his office is that a person who is suffering from a specific illness can let his office know and they will make tonics specifically to combat that illness. For the person who has cancer and AIDS I would call his office.

      It is very very important to follow the food guide while taking the herb/tonics.

  • Kristine says:

    Hi is the burdock herbs or suppliment.if so herbs how do u make it please

  • Kristine Marcy says:

    Hi i was wondering if someone had cancer and possibly aids what should they start first

    • Aqiyl says:

      If I had cancers and AIDS I would strengthen my immune system be removing processed foods and animal protein from my diet. I would make a lot of vegetable juices that are nutrient dense and drink them all throughout the day. I would drink mostly vegetable juices and some fruit juices: An example of a vegetable juice is: http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/bam-bam-veggie-drink-recipe-green-vegetable-drink/ .
      An example of a fruit juice is : http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/banana-date-energy-drink-vegan-recipe/.
      I would make sure I am not drinking or anything with high fructose corn syrup or other additive sugars, and would stay away from processed food.
      I would just eat foods on the list and eat a lot of them.

    • Junior says:

      First step I would say is to drink only spring artisan water. People tend to forget the importance of alkaline water. Secondly change your diet (suggest Dr. Sebi produce list and organic only.) Now after 1 month + or a longer period of time your body is more stable too absorb nutrients more efficiently.

      Thirdly is to learn how to fast for long periods of time. Start off slowly like 1 once a week till 5 or 6 times a week. This will increase the body’s absorbtion of minerals.

      After a period of time I say 3 months your ready for the intracellular therapy cleanse. The Last and the most important step is to get the therapy package from Dr Sebi. I would take his products while fasting and only drinking High grade artisan water. After completely finishing his products keep with the fast for extra 15 days because of the potency of his products lasting days even after you taken it.(That’s what they say)

      This hardest step I believe is the fasting. People can get ahold of the diet and products but its the fasting that concentrates the mineral density from the diet & herbs to attack bacteria and yeast, restore damaged cells and boost & defend your immune system and bring back your body to an alkaline state.

      keys are
      -Fasting
      -Alkaline water
      -Being Stress Free at all times
      -Going to bed between 10-11pm till 6-7am

      Bringing your body back to 100% health depends on the person and illness you are tryng to get rid of or if you have 1500+ you can go to the Usha Village. Their thermal waters is suppose to relieve stress in seconds…& absorb high levels of Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Phosphorus.

      • Aqiyl says:

        Hi Junior,

        I am not sure if people are forgetting alkaline water. Dr. Sebi has access to natural alkaline water which is awesome. I use an ionizer to purify and alkalize my water.

        Please make clear water kind of fast you are talking about. In my mind fasting means no food or water. You say 1 ounce per week. Once per week of what?

        My understanding is that Dr. Sebi will at a point just have people drink Irish Moss while taking his tonics. But this will be more than once per week while not eating or drinking anything for a while week. If this is what you mean, proposing for people to not eat or drink anything for one week is very dangerous. This should be done only by highly trained people not by people who need training to discipline themselves to cleanse their bodies in the first place.

        • Junior says:

          I meant fasting once per week and every week increase the days of fasting. You occasionally need water so “natural alkaline water” is best. (Figi & deep rock are good examples) Practice makes perfect but fasting can be done by any adult & its not that dangerous as people say it is. The story of Jesus Christ say he fasted for 40 days.

          Lisa Left Eye Lopes achieve this & I’ve done a full week but I will do longer in the future.

          • Aqiyl says:

            Junior, yes fasting is not dangerous if done correctly. I also fast.

            Are you saying you have fasted 7 days without putting anything into your body? No food, no water, no tonics?

            Lisa Eye lopes achieved what?

            Jesus fasted 40 days and Jesus was a special person. There are breatharians who also fast for numerous days without eating, drinking, or anything into their bodies and they maintain perfect health. They train to do this.

  • Wilma Bryant says:

    So, Happy I found you’re website. Attending college doing a research on What is a gluten free diet. This website was one of the best I’ve found, Thanks so much for the amazing information.

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  • Morien says:

    Honors to You for this. I had this list on my old hard drive. Love and Light, Peace…

  • Rostislav Alexandrovich says:

    Hi
    Garlic is a very strong stimulant, while i love using it as a natural antibiotic for treatment illness, it is highly recommended to avoid such strong stimulants (and tumeric as well) for everyday food, and only use it when needed.

    There is a reason why Dr.Sebi didnt include it in the list, please understand that even thou your intentions are good, you are doing a disinformation of dr.sebi guide.

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Rostislav, thanks for your input and I hope you will respond further.

      I have stated this clearly right before I started the list: “Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating anything that is not on the list. As I said earlier, the list is very specific and excludes many foods that are wholefood plant-based. I have added a few items and I will you use them infrequently and sparingly. I will denote these by with this (I added this item).”

      Disinformation would be me saying that Dr. Sebi had those items on his list, which I did not say. I clearly noted that I added those items, and they were not part of his list, so using the word “disinformation” is totally inaccurate.

      Now you clearly say that “it is highly recommended to avoid such strong stimulants (and tumeric as well) for everyday food, and only use it when needed.” I clearly stated that “I have added a few items and I will you use them infrequently and sparingly.” How is what I state different from what you said?

      I will love for you to further explain what “strong stimulants” mean. Please be specific when explain how garlic and tumeric are strong stimulants, and what their effects on the body are, and why it is, in your words, “highly recommended to avoid such strong stimulants (and tumeric as well) for everyday food, and only use it when needed.” As you indicated, it is very important that we are precise so we don’t spread disinformation.

      I use garlic infrequently, but I do use tumeric more frequently and have found it beneficial to me.

      (I would also love you to speak to the other ingredients that I have listed which I note that I specifically added, like flaxseed, chia seed, spirulina, and chlorella.)

      Thanks.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – Vegan RecipeMy Profile

    • Junior says:

      Actually the reason why he didn’t include garlic is because its a hybrid veggie. All hybrids vegetables fall into the acid level contrast to what most websites say. Its actually falls into a ph level of 3.9 – 2.3. It offers nutrition value but acidic the body and is not electrical (dead vegetable).

      Remember your body need electrical food because your body is electrical.

      • Aqiyl says:

        You are absolutely correct Junior. The reason why I noted (I added this item) next to items that were not on Dr. Sebi’s list was to make it clear that I decided to use this item, but sparingly. I recently received my latest lab results and my pH is 7.5 even though I sparingly use garlic and other items not on Dr. Sebi’s list. The bulk of the food I eat is from his list, with the occasional items I added. The body needs alkaline as well as acidic components for healthy living, with the balance tipping towards the alkaline side around the 7.4 pH level.
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        • Junior says:

          Actually you don’t even need acidic foods in your system contrast to what 95% of the world say. I’m going by what Dr. Sebi said and I believe it to be true. He heals people with aids, cancer and other more illnesses that claim incurable by changing their body fully alki.
          The more research I’ve done claim that your body produces free radicals that turn your body acidic anyway like working out and stress so there isn’t really no need for an acidic bass food but hey who doesn’t like garlic?

          • Aqiyl says:

            Junior, we don’t need foods that are the acidic side of the scale, by we do need foods that produce acidic ash. Alkaline foods still produce acidic compounds when broken down, but because they are alkaline foods that produce more alkaline compounds (minerals) when digested. Yes there is no need to eat garlic, but my results show that I can eat garlic sparingly and still maintain a 7.5 pH level. Again, I am not arguing with Dr. Sebi’s methods, and I embrace them. I find some value in the items that I added to the list, which I noted (I added this item) to distinguish them from the items on Dr. Sebi’s list. Since you don’t find any value you should not use the item/s Junior.
            Aqiyl recently posted…Top 7 Natural Detox Herbs For A Deep Natural CleanseMy Profile

  • racquel says:

    What about coconut cream n butter?

  • Clementine Rose says:

    What does it means when your legs & thighs have a burning/cold sensation?, for ex. feels like I have rub my body with Vicks VaporRub.Please respond asap, and thanks for sharing your knowledge May God bless you!

  • Shanel says:

    I have listened to you and I have read your articles. I want to start making the changes to prevent some of the adult onset diseases & sicknesses, just dont know where/how to begin? cleanse first ?

  • Sirrah says:

    I am going to school and working 6 days a week what can you recommend for energy. I eat a vegi diet but not as strict as the one suggested by Dr. Sebi.

  • Jermell Anderson says:

    I have a problem I have not had a erection full erection in years and my testosterone levels are low, I don’t have insurance so is it anything I can do naturally to make myself better its really embarrassing to have to tell a girl that I have them problems, I don’t even date because of this I really need to do something about it I’m 35 years old, and got divorce for this defiency I had wasn’t able to satisfy my mate please help.

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Jermell. I believe that many of the processed foods, plus stressful life we lead throws our bodies and minds out of sync. I don’t know what your eating habits are but if you are not eating mostly a plant based diet and stay away from processed foods, I think you need to give doing it a try. You will not get your body in sync over night, and you will have to put in the time and effort to clean your organs so that they will do their jobs better. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep, this is very important. Increase your intake of green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and seeds, to increase your vitamin, minerals, and fatty acid intake. You may want to try adding maca powder to your diet also. Remember it took time to throw your body out of sync, and it will take time to get it back in sync. Keep toxins about of your body by avoiding alcohol, smoking, and foreign chemical substances.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Eating Nuts To Lower Your CholesterolMy Profile

    • Junior says:

      My Grandfather in law had the same problem, before taking Aqiyl steps try fasting for 1 week or longer if you could.
      Drink only water if need too but try to get water of a ph level of at least 6.5 or higher. You can buy organic sea salts or squeeze organic lemon juice to increase the alkali level (I bought my grandfather Cellfood drops for his water, it does wonders!).

      After detoxing the body take Aqiyl steps for the rest of your life and you be in bed with your women for hours, everyday!!!

  • vanessa says:

    Hello, can you please explain why organic apple cidar vingear isnt good?

    thx

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Vanessa. Apple cider vinegar is reported to have many benefits, but I don’t use it anymore. I rather stay away from fermented foods, and I get all the reported benefits that apple cider vinegar offers from my plant based diet: detoxification, weight loss, smooth skin, etc.
      I’ve only heard 2 knocks on apple cider vinegar, 1 that it can erode tooth enamel and 2 and can upset the stomach.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Eat A Plant Based Diet To Lower CholesterolMy Profile

  • cata says:

    Hello there.

    Do u have any idea how i can make teff bread using teff flour?

    Also does not spelt and rye have gluten ? which apparently is not that great for health?

    Also, why not shiitake? Shiitake mushrooms are medicinal mushrooms

    DO you know how dr sebi determined the ph of certain foods? he said in a video that garlic has a ph or 3.3. obviously when one eats garlic one can feel that it “stings“ or “burns“

    thank you

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Cata, I do not know how to make teff bread from teff flour. You should google it and see what you come up with. Spelt and rye contain gluten. If you have gluten issues don’t eat them. They are a better alternative to basic wheat we consume nowadays. I don’t know why he said no shiitake mushrooms. Likely the are a hybrid. I didn’t know Dr. Sebi determined ph of certain foods. Please send me the link to the video where he says garlic has a ph of 3.3, and send me a link to where he determined the ph of foods. Thanks.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Eat A Plant Based Diet To Lower CholesterolMy Profile

  • Shelby says:

    During your 3 month cleanse what exactly did you do? I came across Dr. Sebi’s video and he stated he stopped eating completely. Was this your approach? I really need a clear understaning of your full regimen during the cleanse. I know I’m asking a lot, but I’ll only be 20 this coming March and my energy and mood sucks. It’s time for a major lifestyle change.

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi Shelby, are you sure you didn’t misunderstand what he was saying in the video? I have not come across anything where he says he stopped eating or encouraged people to stop eating. He does say to follow the nutritional guide and not to eat anything else that isn’t on his guide. You can eat anything on his guide. I would suggest making a lot of veggie juices. There are some things that I did eat that weren’t on his guide. I noted this above “(I added this item).” When I first started the 3 month cleanse I started with this drink first thing in the morning: http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/goji-berry-curcumin-juice/ , and 1/2 hour later I drank this drink: http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/bam-bam-veggie-drink-recipe-green-vegetable-drink/ . I added herbs to the 2nd drink, from the list of organ cleansing herbs above. Check here on organ cleansing and you can choose which organs to cleanse and how. I would eat nuts and fruits throughout the day, and have quinoa and mushrooms in the evening. Some things I eat have changed now but I still eat from the list. Now you have a particular illness you want to address yo will need to contact his office because there ar items not listed above that he uses to clean cells intracellularly that his office will have to make special.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Eat A Plant Based Diet To Lower CholesterolMy Profile

  • tiffe says:

    i dont see turmeric is it not good for you.

    • Aqiyl says:

      I am not sure why Dr. Sebi doesn’t have turmeric on his list. I do use turmeric, and I did add curcumin (a concentrated compound found in turmeric that gives it many of its healing properties) to the list. It is curious that turmeric is not on the list but coriander and cumin are on the list, and they are all traditionally used in curry. I know he keeps hybrids of the list, but I am not aware that turmeric is a hybrid and I know it has many healing properties. Another possibility is that many if not all of the foods on his list are found naturally in Africa and South America. Turmeric’s origin is from India, but I don’t know if that has anything to do with it.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Eat A Plant Based Diet To Lower CholesterolMy Profile

  • pam says:

    i am thinking about giving up meat but i don’t eat all veg and i eat nuts at the same time i am trying to loss weight as well please could you help me

  • Justine says:

    Awesome! this is what I have been looking for. I tried becoming a vegitarian a while ago and lasted for a yr, giving up meat is very easy for me because i do not eat much meat, i eat a lot of dairy so when i stopped eating meat i ate majority dairy and little vegetables. Know I am ready to give up dairy etc, and become a vegan. I have been exposed to more vegetables and theres an endless combinations of things to make. I like this choice.

  • olu Hamilton says:

    Right now I am suffering from hypertension. I am 5’8″ and weigh 210 pounds (!). any recommendations? Trying to minimize or eliminate medications.

    • Aqiyl says:

      Hi olu, sorry to hear about your hypertension. Hypertension is linked to smoking, drinking alcohol, obesity, lack of physical activity… I hope you spoke with your Dr.about all the things that can cause hypertension and then you need to look at which things may be affecting you. The one you have mentioned is your weight. You may be too heavy, is the first thing that comes to my mind. This can be caused by many things and I think you should first look at you diet. Cut out smoking and drinking alcohol if you do those things, or reduce them while working on cutting them out. Exercise more. Adopt a vegan diet or add as much plant based life to your diet while reducing meat, dairy, and processed foods. You should notify your Dr. of everything you do so your Dr. can monitor your blood pressure and make adjustments in your medication when necessary. The thing is you need to make some changes in your life, and you need to address that.
      Aqiyl recently posted…Bam Bam Veggie Drink Recipe – Green Vegetable Smoothie DrinkMy Profile

  • hi, I'm scared I'm going to lose muscle mass without meat in my diet, how long have you been on dr sebi diet.

  • Freedom Libertad Azad Uhuru says:

    Does Dr. Sebi recommend any beans? lentils? chickpeas? split peas?

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